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February 6, 2023
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Eclectic electronic event incoming at home of the historic Cats Saloon

DJ Dathma and fellow DJ
*Updated Sept. 6, 2022 Daniel Reyes, the founder of Project Gasmask Entertainment (PGM), says he’s excited to be part of a Los Gatos rebirth. Though he lives in Oakland, and grew up in the Fairfield-Suisun area, the promoter says he’s pretty familiar with the community from...

Jack Kerouac left his light in Los Gatos

Jack Kerouac and Al Hinkle in 1952
Jack Kerouac would stay at my parent's house whenever he was in town, San Francisco or Los Gatos. He would sit in what we would call “Jack’s chair” in the living room of our home in Monte Sereno. I would sit on the couch...

Youth Theatre company brings classics to life

Los Gatos Youth Theatre All Shook Up performance
This July, Los Gatos Youth Theatre (LGYT) is bringing “Sound of Music” and “Freaky Friday” back to life. The 13-year-old non-profit is fast approaching its summer performances with Artistic Director Heather Stokes at the helm.  LGYT’s Encore group started rehearsing for “Freaky Friday,” a Disney...

Wine-focused afternoon declared a big success

Pouring White Wine
As the thermometer inched up toward a pleasant 74 degrees Saturday, about 1,000 people descended on the streets of Los Gatos to taste the wares of local vintners, during the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s annual Wine Walk. “It was fabulous,” said Chamber Executive Director...

@ LG’s Library: Conversation between Gary Singh (Metro SV’s urban explorer) and author Dr. Rudy Rucker

Gary Singh story
You may have recently devoured his 2022 San Jose Jazz Summerfest round-up, enjoyed learning about the "ambient and dissonant sounds" of the "Industrial Triangle," or the Hidden History of Lincoln Avenue, but now fans of writer Gary Singh—a columnist for sister publication Metro Silicon...

Parade’s grand marshals are community icons

parade route
Wearing his trademark Stetson hat, George Shannon grabs a doughnut in the Billy Jones “Wildcat” Railroad workroom, jawing with the many volunteers who keep the Oak Meadow Park attraction safe for children. Shannon says he’s been a railroad volunteer for 20 years but people who...

Flights closes its doors as Spanish restaurant Telefèric Barcelona opens

Teleferic eating
Few sectors of the economy have seen as much volatility during the pandemic than the restaurant industry. And in recent weeks Los Gatos has seen its fair share of upheaval. But according to wine salesman Sebastian Balest of Benicia-based Winebow, who’s been making the rounds...

Was this the last Promenade ever? (photos)

four locals at the Promenade
Raul Caballero, 49, from San Jose was enjoying the Funky Latin Orchestra’s horns, drums and energetic vocal stylings in the early evening, July 28. The last of 2022’s Promenades was underway, after the seventh was canceled because the money to pay for it dried up. “I’ve...

James McMurtry takes ‘Los Gatos’ song for a spin at Americana Awards

Ja
Nearly a year ago, I was having a drink and editing some video over at the Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn in Davenport, when I met a surfer, up from LA for a weekend trip. When I told him I was working as a reporter for...

Koons Ruins treats visitors to satirical story of the James estate; Vine-to-Wine event to celebrate harvest

artwork
Artist provides satirical take on fine art world In “Koons Ruins at the James Estate” at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) (on view through Nov. 27), Bay Area artist Kathy Aoki provides humorous relief from the “art market tyranny” of artist Jeff Koons with her...

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